|Spinal Injury Prevention at the Beach|
Why Protect Your Spine?
Spinal injuries are a serious problem in the water, usually associated with diving head first and hitting the bottom. Spinal injury, perhaps more than any other trauma injury, can have severe lifelong consequences for the victim, parents, friends, and even rescuers, but most SPINAL INJURIES ARE PREVENTABLE.
Bad Beach Day
Any injury at the beach, particularly a spinal injury, can result in a very bad beach day.
Spinal Injury Avoidance Tips
Signs of a spinal injury can include things other than paralysis, but they require immediate attention. They include:
USLA thanks the Trauma Research and Education Foundation for their assistance in providing this information.
4/27/2017 » 4/29/2017
USLA Spring 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
7/18/2017 » 7/19/2017
USLA Southeast Regional James P. "Mac" McCarthy Memorial Lifesaving Championships
8/9/2017 » 8/12/2017
2017 USLA National Lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard Championships
10/17/2017 » 10/19/2017
World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017